This unique book provides a rare inside look into the hidden world of ordinary North Koreans. Mike Kim, one of the few Americans granted entry into the secretive "Hermit Kingdom," came to know the isolated country and its people intimately. His North Korean friends entrusted their secrets to him as for the first time they recounted their experiences enduring famine, sex-trafficking, and torture in the gulags. Kim also led refugees to asylum through Asia's six-thousand-mile underground railway, and he tells the inspirational stories of those who overcame tremendous adversity to escape the repressive regime of their homeland and make new lives. Kim now shares their stories in an unflinching narrative that exposes the truth about North Korea, stripping away the last veils that still shroud this brutal dictatorship.
Mike Kim is the founder of Crossing Borders, an NGO that provides aid to North Koreans. He travels and speaks widely to raise awareness of their plight and leads Deloitte's Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative. You can visit his website at http://www.escapingnorthkorea.com/.
Introduction Chapter 1: The North Korean Mind Chapter 2: Inside the Hermit Kingdom Chapter 3: Famine Chapter 4: Road to Refuge Chapter 5: Sex Trafficking Chapter 6: Gulags Chapter 7: Christianity and North Korea Chapter 8: Freedom on the Fourth Chapter 9: Asian Underground Railroad Chapter 10: Heroes Chapter 11: Restoring Lives Chapter 12: The Future of North Korea Epilogue